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  • Credit Freeze, Bailout Haggling Slam Stocks Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • How Ireland Will Destroy the Euro Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    Ireland's decision to guarantee all bank deposits will contribute to the demise of the single European currency, because it will erode the euro's credibility if it's allowed to go ahead, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and Partner at Eclectica Fund, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Stocks Fall as Congress Drags Its Feet Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 3:50 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Stocks Slide Amid Economic Jitters Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House. GE was the biggest drag on the Dow.

  • Drop in Factory Orders Pushes Stocks Lower Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 10:04 AM ET

    Stocks declined Thursday as dismal reports on factory orders and jobless claims piled on to a market already on edge about a freeze in the credit markets and the bailout bill as it heads to the House.

  • Euro Rates Stay on Hold; Trichet Softens Stance Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 10:01 AM ET

    The European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged as expected on Thursday despite the financial turmoil engulfing European banks and increased signs of weakness from the euro zone economy.

  • Jobless Rise Pushes Futures Lower Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 9:29 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly mixed open for Wall Street, with investors cautious after the Senate approved a sweetened version of the $700 billion bailout package for banks.

  • Gov't Should Buy Banks to Avert Depression: Hendry Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 7:13 AM ET

    The U.S. government should take stakes in banks in order to recapitalize them rather than instituting a $700 billion bailout package, as the economy is one step away from depression, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer and Partner at Eclectica Fund, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Poll: What Can Help European Banks? Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 3:08 AM ET

    What action do you think, if any, will help prop up the European banking sector?

  • Bailout Would Only Prolong Crisis: Jim Rogers Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | 6:08 AM ET

    The $700 billion bailout package that Congress is scrambling to pass will only prolong economic woes, legendary investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Poll: Does Europe Need a Rescue Plan? Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | 6:48 AM ET

    Do you think European banks  need a rescue plan? Vote in the poll below.

  • Fed Acted Like a Liquidity Drug Dealer: Economist Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 5:10 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve, which has encouraged excessive borrowing, is to blame for the credit crunch that has gripped world markets for more than a year, Marc Faber, the author of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Feeling Left Out? France Calls for More Intervention Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 4:12 AM ET

    The government takeover of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shows the need for more government intervention in the financial sector, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde told CNBC Europe in an interview.

  • Europe Slowdown Worse than US: Goldman Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 7:22 AM ET

    Europe cannot decouple from the US, and current indicators point to a worse slowdown for the euro zone economies than for the United States, according to Jim O’Neill, Head of Global Economics at Goldman Sachs.

  • You Thought It Was Bad Here Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    Like the title says, you thought it was bad here? Europe’s top companies (the FTSEurofirst 300 index) sank 2.6 percent on Thursday, to end at the lowest closing level since...

  • Fed Mandate Leads to Temptation: Ex-C.Banker Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    The dual mandate of the Federal Reserve is "too complicated a job for central banks to do, where the temptation to act opportunistically becomes almost irresistible," while inflation-targeting is the right objective for a central bank, former MPC member Professor Willem Buiter told CNBC Europe in a television interview.

  • The Euro's Weakness Is Here to Stay: Analysts Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:50 AM ET
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    Even if the European Central Bank holds rates on Thursday the euro's supremacy on the currency markets is close to an end, analysts said on Wednesday.

  • Poll: Which Currency Will Emerge a Winner? Wednesday, 3 Sep 2008 | 9:28 AM ET

    The European Central Bank looks set to leave rates on hold on Thursday but the move is unlikely to contribute to a strengthening of the euro, as the signs of weakness in the euro zone economy intensify.  Vote on which currency will gain the most by the end of the year.

  • Fire Bernanke, Hire Trichet: Jim Rogers Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | 6:01 AM ET
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    The head of the European Central Bank should be running the Federal Reserve because he is doing a better job at protecting his economy, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told "Squawk Box Europe" on Friday.

  • Poll: Who's Got the Best Rescue Net? Thursday, 28 Aug 2008 | 9:15 AM ET
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    Governments across the world are grappling with how to boost dwindling economic growth, designing rescue packages aimed at fending off recession. Which country do you think is doing the best job?